NOW: Selective Support

Posted: March 23, 2011 in Uncategorized

I wondered if NOW was even an organization anymore. I doubt they even support or defend women. A current article on Fox confirms that defending/supporting women is not a priority, well specifically  if they are a conservative.

NOW finally babbled some disapproval for Bill Maher’s obnoxious verbal attacks on Sarah Palin.

FoxNews: A NOW rep told FOXNews.com early Tuesday it was a “known fact” that NOW does not correspond with FOX News after being contacted for comment regarding Bill Maher’s statement on his HBO show Friday that Sarah Palin was a “dumb tw*t.” 

(NOW communications director Lisa Bennett)  “You’re trying to take up our time getting us to defend your friend, Sarah Palin. If you keep us busy defending her, we have less time to defend women’s bodies from the onslaught of reproductive rights attacks and other threats to our freedom, safety, livelihood, etc,” wrote Bennett. “Sorry, but we can’t defend Palin or even Hillary Clinton from every sexist insult hurled at them in the media. That task would be impossible, and it would consume us. You know this would not be a productive way to fight for women’s equal rights, which is why you want us stuck in this morass.”

Note.. the phrasing “or even Hillary Clinton”.. that shows the bias, that if they had the “time” they would defend Hillary, but they do not have the time for someone like Sarah, or as they say your (Fox’s) friend. This is a selective denial on NOW’s part, when they are trying to make it sound like they have bigger-better priorities, they are missing the boat. All attacks affect the foundation of women’s rights, but they are fully aware, since most of the attacks on women, conservative women, are by liberals… and with NOW’s bias for liberal ideals, why would they care?

Just to emphasize what NOW’s focus is (supposed to be) .. under their “issues” here are the first topics that come up… (this says it all)

  • Abortion and Reproductive Rights
  • Economic Justice
  • Ending Sex Discrimination
  • Lesbian Rights
  • Promoting Diversity & Ending Racism
  • Stopping Violence Against Women

Hey look at that they noting “ending sex discrimination” & “stopping violence against women”.. yet they do not realize Maher’s sexist remarks is discriminating and also verbal form of violence. But the bias, that is the factor, that is the foundation.

Note: I am not a supporter of feminism, I am pointing out what NOW supposedly promotes, and their actions do not support that promise.

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